Person Index

Balls, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Balls
b: 1852
d: 19 OCT 1950
The sons are Mr David Balls, of Hutt, and Mr Nathaniel Balls, of Johnsonville, and the daughters, Mrs Melvern, of Auckland, and Mrs Kemp, Lake road, Hawera.

Marriage Details
1883/309, Bride: Mary Ann Balls, Groom: Ezekiel Fake

New Zealand Herald 21 October 1904
I, EZEKIEL FAKE, of Epsom, near the City of Auckland, in New Zealand, Gentleman, do hereby, give notice that on and after the first day of November, one thousand nine hundred and four, on behalf of myself and Mary Ann Fake, my wife, and my present and any future born children the surname of Melvern will be assumed, taken, and adopted, in addition to the name of Ezekiel Fake, by which I have been heretofore called, and known, and that at all times hereafter the name of Ezekiel Fake Melvern will alone be used and adopted by me and them in all transactions, documents, and writings, and all legal and other proceedings and matters. And 1 further give notice a duplicate of this Notice has been filed in the Supreme Court Office at Auckland, New Zealand. Dated this 20th day of October, one thousand nine hundred and four.— EZEKIEL FAKE. Witness: A. Devore, Solicitor, Auckland.

Death Details
1940/28681, Ezekiel Fake Melvern, Aged: 92Y - Date of Death 23/7/1940 from Death Registration

New Zealand Herald 24 July 1940
MELVERN.-On July 23, 1940, at his residence, 25 Claude Road, Epsom, Ezekiel, dearly beloved husband of Mary, and loved father of D. Melvern, and Mrs. J. B. Grove and O. J. Melvern, in his 92nd year.
An old colonist and former member of the Armed Constabulary, Mr. Ezekiel F. Melvern, died at his home in Claude Road, Epsom, yesterday, aged 91. Mr. Melvern was born at Norwich, England, where he was apprenticed to a chemist. He followed that occupation for some years in London and New York, and after returning to Norfolk he decided to emigrate to New Zealand.
Arriving at Auckland in 1877, he obtained employment with a chemist at Nelson, but soon after joined the Armed Constabulary at Wellington for clerical duties. In the course of ten years with the force, Mr. Melvern Was promoted to be hospital sergeant, on which duty his pharmaceutical experience was of much value. He was stationed at a number of posts in native districts, particularly in Taranaki, and spent some time at Parihaka, the scene of trouble with Te Whiti. In 1888 he returned to civil life and established a business as a chemist at Hawera, where he became a borough councillor. Retiring in 1903, he made his home in Auckland. Mr. Melvern is survived by his wife, a son. Mr. O. J. Melvern, and two daughters. There are eight- grandchildren.

Death Details
1950/31916, Mary Ann Fake Melvern, Aged: 98Y - Date of Death 19/10/1950 from Death Registration
  • 1852 - Birth -
  • 19 OCT 1950 - Death -
Mary Ann Balls
1852 - 19 OCT 1950
Mary Ann Unknown
1825 - 26 MAY 1909
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Balls
Marriageto Mary Ann Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Unknown
Death26 MAY 1909
Marriageto James Balls
MNathaniel Balls
Marriage1883to Mary Amy Lowry
FDorcas Balls
Death20 MAR 1945
Marriage1882to Richard Appleton Kemp
FMary Ann Balls
Death19 OCT 1950
Marriage1883to Ezekiel Fake Melvern
MDavid Balls
Death20 APR 1929
Marriage26 DEC 1888to Mary Ann White
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Ezekiel Fake Melvern
Death23 JUL 1940
Marriage1883to Mary Ann Balls
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Balls
Death19 OCT 1950
Marriage1883to Ezekiel Fake Melvern
FatherJames Balls
MotherMary Ann Unknown
Descendancy Chart
Mary Ann Balls b: 1852 d: 19 OCT 1950
Ezekiel Fake Melvern b: 1848 d: 23 JUL 1940
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